The 2024 season for the Mercedes F1 team was a disappointing yet progressive one. The reason why it was a disappointing season is that they are eight-time world champions and are known to be one of the most competitive teams. Sadly, they couldn’t challenge Red Bull for the championship, and they were fighting for the runner-up spot until the last race of the season. On the other hand, they failed to win a single race of the season. Well, they are the runner-up team of the 2024 F1 season. So, let’s not wait any longer and take a look at the recap of the Mercedes F1 Team 2024 season.
Recap of the Mercedes F1 Team 2024 Season
- Constructors ranking: Runner-up
- Points: 409
- Poles: 1
- Podiums: 8
- Fastest laps: 5
- Front row: 4
- Laps led: 19
The 2024 season was a promising one for them compared to the 2022 season. With eight podium finishes and 409 points, they finished runner-up in the constructors’ standings. They had a great start to the season and had double-point finishes in every race. Things were looking good in terms of points, but they couldn’t manage to have consecutive podium finishes.
Well, the Spanish Grand Prix was a turning point for them, as they got their first double podium of the season. Since then, in four grand prix, they have had four podium finishes. Later again, the car was that competitive and failed to get podium finishes regularly.
But the team was great with consistent point finishes and was climbing the constructors’ ladder step by step. Their driver, Lewis Hamilton, was driving amazingly throughout the season. On the other hand, George Russell made several mistakes that cost him the top five finishes.
Well, during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he stepped up when the team needed him the most. It was a battle for second place in the constructors’ championship, and Ferrari was just four points behind them. Russell began well and gave a great battle to Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez. On the other hand, Hamilton was struggling, and all eyes were set on Russell. He couldn’t overtake Leclerc and finished third in the race, but that was enough to help Mercedes finish second in the constructors.
Mercedes finished on a high note in 2024 and is geared up for the 2024 season. Can they produce a competitive car and challenge Red Bull for the championship? Do let us know your views in the comment section.